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Watford beats Stoke 2-0 in Premier League

STOKE, England (AP) Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi scored as Watford halted Stoke's winning run with a 2-0 away victory Saturday in the Premier League.

Deeney put the visitors ahead in the 43rd minute, slotting in a low shot for his first Premier League goal and Abdi doubled the lead from distance in the 69th. Stoke had won its last three league games but couldn't find a reply in manager Mark Hughes' 100th game in charge.

Watford leapfrogged the hosts in the standings with the win. Newcomer Watford has 13 points from 10 games, with Stoke on 12.

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